Write much? If so, and you’re a Mac user, then you get to choose from dozens to hundreds of writing tools that range from the free and fast Bean word processor to the behemoth Microsoft Word to the best project writing app ever, Scrivener.
Writing for pleasure or a living requires a measure of discipline and focus. It’s the focus on focus that has many Mac writing apps pushing distraction free functionality. If you’re ready to be pushed into greater focus and improved writing productivity, do what I did. Try the free Grandview app.
This unique app does distraction free to the nth degree. Instead of taking over the Mac’s whole screen, fullscreen style, Grandview is a full-screen notepad which allows one-word-at-a-time text entry.
That’s right. One word at a time.
Trust me on this. Grandview is an acquired taste which takes a little effort, some patience, and a few tries to see the benefits.
It’s like Scotch.
Yes, there are normal features in Grandview. Customize font colors and size. Autosave. Margins.
Grandview has a few other options worth noting. Each sentence can be reviewed upon punctuation. Notes are saved to the Menubar icon. The cursor can be locked into the center of the screen. Word size is adjustable.
And, just to add a little familiarity to an unfamiliar tool, Grandview has configurable hotkeys, and a regular view.
I don’t know of another writing app for the Mac that is this different. It adds a new dimension to distraction free but writing anything one word at a time can be disconcerting, but it does sharpen your focus.
Grandview is free.